ROV Planet Articles

SCS Ltd. Signs Distributor Agreement with Blueye Robotics AS

04.11.2022
Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. (SCS) is proud to announce the securing of the exclusive Scottish distribution rights for Norwegian ROV manufacturer Blueye Robotics AS.

Oceanology International Americas Gathers Momentum

04.11.2022
The San Diego based ocean technology, engineering and science event, Oceanology International Americas (OiA) has reported an upswell in interest and provided additional details on a number of new visitor and exhibitor attractions ahead of opening its doors from 14-16 February 2023.

World's First Resident Subsea Drone Programme Awarded

03.11.2022
The world’s first resident subsea contract has been awarded to Modus by Equinor Energy for the autonomous deployment of a Saab Sabertooth underwater robot, which will remain docked on the seabed between tasks.

IMAGE Project with Voyis, Cellula Robotics Ltd., Shift Environmental Technologies Ltd. and Fisheries and Ocean Canada

03.11.2022
Voyis is excited to announce the development of the IMAGE project - Image Mapping & Analysis for Governance and Education, funded through Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Ocean Management Contribution Program (OMCP).

Fugro and AD Ports Group Expand Remote and Autonomous Capabilities of Maritime Industry in the Middle East

02.11.2022
Whilst the agreement formalises the partnership between Fugro and AD Ports Group, the companies have been working together since March 2022 ahead of the arrival of the region’s first USV, the Fugro Pegasus. The USV was recently welcomed into the UAE and will be stationed at Al Mirfa Port, Abu Dhabi.

Boxfish ROV Future-Proofed with Autonomous Capability

01.11.2022
New Zealand underwater robotics company Boxfish Research announced that their remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are now autonomous-capable, allowing customers to future-proof their vehicle investment. The capability to upgrade the Boxfish ROV platform to perform autonomous and semi-autonomous tasks promises to deliver better data, enhanced survey repetition and increased efficiency in underwater operations.

Video of DyeTector in Operation in the Caspian Sea

01.11.2022
OceanTools Ltd are delighted to share video footage of the D8 DyeTector operating in the Caspian Sea. The footage provided by our customer UBOC in Baku shows the discharging of the 20” pipeline hydro test water at a depth of 60m. A successful leak test was undertaken at stable pressure and temperature. Shown in the video is the purge of the dye solution from the pipeline, carried out to check the correct functioning of the DyeTector. The excitation of the dye is clearly visible at the point where the purge water intersects with the ray of UV light.

Subsea7 awarded contract in Asia Pacific

31.10.2022
Subsea7 today announced the award of a sizeable1 contract in Asia Pacific. Engineering work will commence immediately, and offshore activity is scheduled for 2024 and 2025. No further details are disclosed at this time due to contractual obligations.

C-Innovation Signs Multi-Year Contract for New Well Delivery Program and IRM Services

27.10.2022
C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has signed a multi-year contract with a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico, securing the C-Constructor to support the New Well Delivery Program and the Holiday for inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services.

DeepOcean Charters Offshore Support Vessel

27.10.2022
Ocean services provider DeepOcean strengthens its offering to the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries by entering a two-year time charter agreement for the Stril Server multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV).


Saab Receives Order for Additional Double Eagle SAROV Systems from Poland

26.10.2022
Saab has received an order for deliveries of additional underwater vehicles called Double Eagle SAROV (Semi-Autonomous Remotely Operated Vehicle); these are to be used for safe disposing of sea mines. Deliveries of the Double Eagle systems are scheduled with those of new vessels to the Polish Navy during 2026-2027.

Focus on ‘The Energy Field of the Future’ at Joint Industry Event

26.10.2022
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), and The Hydrographic Society UK and Ireland (THS: UK&I) Scotland Branch are jointly holding their well-respected joint industry seminar on 10 November 2022 in Aberdeen, UK. This year the seminar has a highly topical theme – ‘The Energy Field of the Future’.

Rovco Awarded Contract at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

25.10.2022
Rovco, a leading global provider of subsea robotic and hydrographic survey solutions, has been awarded a contract for the provision of offshore rock bag deployment and installation at the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm in the Outer Thames Estuary. The project scope covers the application of an operator engineered solution for the installation of rock bags, which need to be placed at precise locations on and around the Cable Protection Systems (CPS) on the wind farm, located 27km off the Suffolk coast.

HUGIN Endurance Delivery Contract

25.10.2022
Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce that a delivery contract for a HUGIN Endurance AUV System has been placed by an undisclosed partner.

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 USBL for MBARI’s state-of-the-art research ship

25.10.2022
US oceanographic research centre Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has chosen deepwater positioning technology from Sonardyne for its new, state-of-the-art scientific flagship the R/V David Packard. The 50 m-long research vessel, named in honour of MBARI’s founder, David Packard, is being built to undertake a diverse range of missions in Monterey Bay and beyond, supporting the institute’s mission to advance marine science and technology to understand a changing ocean.

Incredibly Rare Underwater Discovery could Anchor Windfarm's Place in History

24.10.2022
The underwater discovery of a distinctive wrought iron anchor found at the bottom of the southern North Sea during survey works for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm has been hailed as an “incredibly rare” find.

ISS360HD High Definition Imaging Sonar Released by Impact Subsea

21.10.2022
Impact Subsea has announced a new addition to the ISS360 Sonar range - the ISS360HD. The ISS360HD offers a 1° acoustic angular resolution, 2.5mm range resolution and a distance measurement range in excess of 100 meters/328 feet. The sonar is depth rated to 6,000 meters / 19,685 feet and comes in a very compact form factor.

Full programme announced for MATS 2022

21.10.2022
Check out the full programme for this year’s Marine and Autonomy Technology Showcase (MATS), hosted from 8–10 November 2022 at our waterfront site in Southampton.
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